When I first approached Eghosa Omogiui, General Partner at EchoVC, about taking part in the In Conversation With series, he said he likes to keep a low profile.
Anyone who's ever heard him speak knows that he pulls no punches, telling it as it is and often going against the the grain. Some persistence and we have the pleasure of having him as the first interview in this ongoing series talking to those at the heart of African VC and private equity landscape as well as project developers about some of the key issues and challenges of getting a deal done in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Out in Africa, machine intelligence should be replaced with native intelligence
In Part 2, Eghosa talks about the traps international investors fall into when investing in emerging markets, the value of informal diligence, media driven perception of the risk of investing in Africa and the danger of making assumptions even if it's from smart people.